So basically, I want the hundreds of album art images to stop showing up in my gallery. I can't use
.nomedia because that would invalidate any music in the same directory. Are there any other options?
rename the album cover to "folder.jpg", and it will be skipped. You can save the rest of the album art in a nested folder with ".nomedia" inside it.
I have two Gists that can be used to either system hide every "Folder.jpg" or "AlbumArt.jpg" so that they are not uploaded to my phone:
Or remove that file in every subdirectory:
I actually use Windows Media Player for all of my syncing now instead of copying my entire music library, and I've begun to embed 500x500 album art images into all of my MP3s. I would suggest this for anyone else who is uploading album art to his or her phone.
rename the file to folder.jpg and/or albumart.jpg (not sure about this one. please check) and it should be skipped.
other option is to use .nomedia file. If you use a music player that as an option to ignore .nomedia, you can have a .nomedia file in your music folder and the album art wont appear in gallery.
third option is to use embedded artwork.
Simple, just use poweramp as suggested, best music player on Android in my opinion anyway, and have your music in a folder with a .nomedia folder in it easy peasy.
I also have a gist located here: https://gist.github.com/essboyer/3f84afc9595b068869fb0baf1e2a51b5
Note that this code will DELETE any image that is not
folder.jpg. It will attempt to rename a few common misnamed folder filenames, and you can always easily add your own!